Pryce: ‘I’ve never seen Saunders but I’ll still KO him’
Welsh puncher Bradley Pryce hasn't seen Billy Joe Saunders fight before, but still believes he will knock out the young unbeaten star this Friday at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.
Pryce challenges for Saunders' Commonwealth middleweight title, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546), and believes he will pull off another big upset along the lines of his scalping of previously unbeaten Anthony Small for the Commonwealth title in 2007.
‘I wouldn't know Billy Joe Saunders if he walked in my gym today, I've never watched him or seen him fight before,’ said Pryce. ‘What I do know is that I will knock him out on Friday night at the York Hall and get back in the big time.
‘I generally never watch fights of my opponents, some of my best wins against the likes of Anthony Small, Sergey Stepkin plus Ossie Duran were fighters that I had never watched before.
‘I'm confident in my ability and I've got nothing to worry about against Saunders, at my best I can beat anyone out there and you'll see that against Saunders.’
Pryce reckons heavy-handed Saunders' stunning 30-second win over Tony Hill to claim the Commonwealth title at the Royal Albert Hall last month isn't anything to worry about either.
‘I read about Saunders' quick win against Tony Hill, if he can do that to me then fair play he's going to be a world champion, but I'm far and away the best he's faced so far,’ continued Pryce.
‘I've never been so pumped up for a fight before, I love a challenge and taking Saunders' unbeaten record is a massive incentive for me. It's going to be massive shock when I beat him, but I've told you here first.
‘For the last two years my face hasn't appeared on a fight poster and seeing my photo on the poster for this fight with Saunders has given me a huge boost.’